How Many Posts Can We Do About Love: 2

slumdog_millionaire_movie_image__1_Oh…..Practical Mommy….I LOVE a challenge. You are ON for the “how many posts about LOVE can we post in February”. I triple dog-dare-you to post more than me!!!. Ha. Watch out though, ’cause this is a topic i am on fire about lately…LOVE. It’s all I want to talk about.

Speaking of love…let’s talk about MAD LOVE. This is the best description i can give for the love I witnessed in SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, a film that has my heart on fire (as a woman and a mother…both great places to love from, wouldn’t you agree???). Check out this link to the final song of the movie where the couple (who show a fierce and precious sort of love for one another from childhood into adulthood) dance and are ON FIRE. Do yourself a favor and play this while jumping around your home with your baby in your arms or child in your hands pretending you know how to dance in the native Indian way with lots of little hand gestures and quick movemnts. Or play this and dance the TANGO with your husband when he gets home tonight. I danced the Tango with my 5 year old and I thought for sure one of us was going to bust a lung from laughing so hard.

This brings me to the “how to” point of this post…”How to Love Like a Child”. The love I witnessed in Slumdog Millionaire; the love I felt in my heart dancing all around the room with my five year old…this is the love of a child. It is mad love. It is free and crazy love. It is spontaneous love. It’s an I’m-not-taking-life-or-myself-too-seriously sort of love.

This day, laugh when you are happy, scream when you are not… hug someone …anyone! Be in the moment and follow your little ones lead. Let’s open our hearts and love ourselves, our kids and each other with a crazy sort of love. A child’s love is MAD LOVE. They have a lot to teach us, don’t they?!!

Suzanne, aka Zen Mommy
In addition to mommying to two magical girls born in 2000 and 2003, Suzanne owns a holistic health center in St. Louis, Missouri where she practices as a physical therapist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and health education teacher. Certified in a number of healing and life education approaches, Suzanne offers life coaching as Zen Mommy Coach and parenting tips through the positive parenting e-Book Yogi Parenting.

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  1. ZM, your enthusiasm is electric… and a little intimidating since we’re talking about DARES!

    I think you’ll appreciate Scott Noelle’s Daily Groove from today:

    When parents take their jobs too seriously, they
    cease to appreciate their children’s childlike
    innocence. They start to care more about being right
    than having fun. They think they’re being “adult,”
    but really they’re being “adulterated.” :-)

    “Childlike” is not the same as “childish,” which
    is when a child behaves like a caricature of an
    adulterated adult. Childlike adults seek
    unadulterated fun: responsible but light-hearted
    and playful.


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